49ers vs. Ravens: Super Bowl XLVII Matchup Set
It'll be Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh, with the Baltimore Ravens facing off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
In Sunday's early game, the 49ers -- coached by Jim Harbaugh -- claimed their spot in the Feb. 3 matchup by coming from behind and toppling home team Atlanta Falcons by a score of 28-24 in the NFC championship game. Down 17 in the first half, second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick led his team back to overtake the lead before the 49ers defense stopped a fourth-down play in the waning moments of the game.
Later that evening, the John Harbaugh-coached Ravens stunned the Patriots, winning the AFC championship game and a trip to New Orleans by dominating the second half with a 28-13 victory. It was a rematch of last year's title game, which saw the Patriots squeak out a close win.
Aside from the family connection, both championship games had several similarities. Both victories came with the winning teams scoring 28 and home field not much of a factor, as the 49ers and the Ravens were on the road. Both teams also shut out their opponents in the second half of play.
Even while the Patriots-Ravens game was still going on in the fourth quarter, Twitter exploded with several Super Bowl-centric hashtags such as #HarBowl and #BroBowl.
The Super Bowl will be played in New Orleans' Louisana Superdome, and it will be a rematch of 2011's Thanksgiving game, which marked the first time two brothers went head-to-head as coaches. The Ravens won that matchup, 16-6.
On the entertainment side, Alicia Keys has been set to sing the national anthem with Beyonce taking the stage at halftime. CBS will broadcast the Super Bowl this year.